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Our Genealogy Helper for Silver Lake ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Silver Lake (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Silver Lake. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Silver Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Silver Lake: Silver Lk.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Silver Lake is located in Cowlitz County.

To see how the shape of Washington's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cowlitz County: Columbia (OR), Clark, Lewis, Skamania & Wahkiakum.

Below are the counties that are near Silver Lake. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Silver Lake:

  • Cowlitz County     (The home county of Silver Lake)
    • Toutle [Cowlitz County]
    • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Rock<2>
    • Olequa [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olequa
      • Olequa [Cowlitz County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olequa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olequa
    • Ostrander [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ostrander
      • Ostrander [Cowlitz County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ostrander
    • Longview Heights [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview Heights
      • Longview Heights [Cowlitz County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Heights
    • Kelso [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [Cowlitz County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kelso<2>
    • Rose Valley [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Valley
      • Rose Valley [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Valley
    • Coal Creek [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
      • Coal Creek [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
    • Longview [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longview<2>
    • West Longview [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Longview
      • West Longview [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Longview
    • Ryderwood [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryderwood
      • Ryderwood [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryderwood
    • Carrolls [Cowlitz County]
    • Stella [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Cowlitz County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
  • Clark County
    • Woodland [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Clark County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<2>
    • La Center [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Center
      • La Center [Clark County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Center<2>
    • Amboy [Clark County]
    • Ridgefield [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgefield
      • Ridgefield [Clark County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgefield<2>
    • Yacolt [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yacolt
      • Yacolt [Clark County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yacolt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yacolt<2>
    • Heisson [Clark County]
    • Battle Ground [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle Ground
      • Battle Ground [Clark County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Ground
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battle Ground<2>
  • Lewis County
    • Toledo [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 785 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toledo<2>
    • Vader [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vader
      • Vader [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vader
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vader<2>
    • Winlock [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winlock
      • Winlock [Lewis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winlock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winlock<2>
    • Ethel [Lewis County]
    • Saint Urban [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Urban
      • Saint Urban [Lewis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Urban
    • Salkum [Lewis County]
    • Silver Creek [Lewis County]
    • Lacamas [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacamas
      • Lacamas [Lewis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacamas
    • Onalaska [Lewis County]
    • Napavine [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napavine
      • Napavine [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napavine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napavine<2>
    • Mossyrock [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossyrock
      • Mossyrock [Lewis County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossyrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mossyrock<2>
    • Ajlune [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajlune
      • Ajlune [Lewis County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajlune have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajlune
    • Cinebar [Lewis County]
  • Thurston County
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucoda
      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<2>
    • Grand Mound [Thurston County]
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<2>
    • Rochester [Thurston County]
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<2>
  • Wahkiakum County
    • East Cathlamet [Wahkiakum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Cathlamet
      • East Cathlamet [Wahkiakum County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Cathlamet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Cathlamet
    • Cathlamet [Wahkiakum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathlamet
      • Cathlamet [Wahkiakum County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathlamet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cathlamet<2>
    • Skamokawa [Wahkiakum County]
    • Grays River [Wahkiakum County]
  • Clatsop County (OR)
  • Columbia County (OR)
    • Rainier [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<2>
    • Prescott [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Mayger [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayger
      • Mayger [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayger
    • Goble [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goble
      • Goble [Columbia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goble
    • Beaver Springs [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Springs
      • Beaver Springs [Columbia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Springs
    • Reuben [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reuben
      • Reuben [Columbia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reuben
    • Quincy [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
      • Quincy [Columbia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Clatskanie [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clatskanie
      • Clatskanie [Columbia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clatskanie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clatskanie<2>
    • Deer Island [Columbia County]
    • Columbia City [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [Columbia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia City<2>
    • Saint Helens [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
      • Saint Helens [Columbia County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<2>
    • Warren [Columbia County]
    • Vernonia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernonia
      • Vernonia [Columbia County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernonia<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Silver Lake, see our County-by-County Page for Silver Lake.

Newspapers Published in Silver Lake ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Silver Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Silver Lake, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Silver Lake.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Silver Lake:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Oregon
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Silver Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Silver Lake.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Silver Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Silver Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Silver Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Silver Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake Cemetery
  • Tower Twp. Cemetery
  • Rosin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosin Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake.
    • IOOF Cemetery has also been known as:
    • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Meadowview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meadowview Cemetery
    • The Meadowview Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Castle Rock.To be more accurate, Meadowview Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Silver Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview Cemetery
  • Jackson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jackson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Whittle & Hubbard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whittle & Hubbard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whittle & Hubbard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Whittle & Hubbard Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittle & Hubbard Cemetery
    • Lone Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lone Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Hill Cemetery
    • Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens
      • Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake.
      • Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
      • IOOF Cemetery
      • IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens
    • Little Falls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Falls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Falls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Falls Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls Cemetery
    • Rose Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Valley Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Valley Cemetery
    • Snow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snow Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Cemetery
    • Longview Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Longview Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Longview Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Longview Memorial Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Memorial Park
    • Mt. Solo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Solo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Solo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Solo Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Solo Cemetery
    • Dibblee House
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dibblee House
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Dibblee House. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Dibblee House lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dibblee House
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2426176<5>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Silver Lake had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Silver Lake, with the one closest to Silver Lake listed first.

  • Silver Lake [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
    • Silver Lake [Cowlitz County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver Lake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Lake<2>
  • Toutle [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toutle
    • Toutle [Cowlitz County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Toutle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toutle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toutle<2>
  • Sightly [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sightly
    • Sightly [Cowlitz County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sightly had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sightly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sightly
  • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 681 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,304 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Rock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Rock<2>
  • Toledo [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
    • Toledo [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 276 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 785 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toledo<2>
  • Olequa [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olequa
    • Olequa [Cowlitz County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Olequa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olequa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olequa
  • Continue List ...
    • Lexington [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Cowlitz County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cowlitz [Lewis County]
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      • Cowlitz [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cowlitz had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowlitz have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kelso [Cowlitz County]
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      • Kelso [Cowlitz County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 354 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,438 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kelso had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kelso<2>
    • Wilson [Lewis County]
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      • Wilson [Lewis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Winlock [Lewis County]
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      • Winlock [Lewis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 284 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Winlock had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winlock<2>
    • Ethel [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Lewis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ethel had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethel<2>
    • Salkum [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salkum
      • Salkum [Lewis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salkum had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salkum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salkum<2>
    • Rainier [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 238 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,021 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rainier had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carrolls [Cowlitz County]
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      • Carrolls [Cowlitz County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carrolls had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrolls
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Silver Lake. See our List of 1890's Communities around Silver Lake.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Silver Lake ...

While our initial data about Silver Lake came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Silver Lake in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Silver Lake.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Silver Lake:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Silver Lake. See our Misc Page for Silver Lake for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cowlitz County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Silver Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cowlitz County: www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Silver Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Silver Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3091, Longitude: -122.7621    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Silver Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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